Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by hustlesworth:
4.4/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A- extra dark black sums its up. There's no light gettin thru at all. The dense creamy head is one of the darkest I've ever seen and it holds itself well. The walls of my little snifter are blanketed with lace.
S- powerful aromas of espresso and dark chocolate with mineral water and roasted bitterness. Hints of oak and soil in the nose as well with deep earthiness. Somewhat pineappley booziness emerges as it warms.
T- almost overwhelming flavor of the darkest dark chocolate imaginable. Coffee and espresso flavors weave in and out of the cocoa with plenty of burnt wood and grains and a deep oakiness with only the slightest hint of vanilla sweetness and some curious heat. Caramelized sugars show themselves near the end and the finish is long and bitter with a healthy dose of herbal hops.
MF- huge sticky somewhat chalky body is offset by generous carbonation. Although the alcohol is almost imperceptible in the flavor, it's warmth is felt in the mouth and chest with an almost peppery kick and it contributes to a pleasant dryness on the cheeks. Sticky lips too.
D- subtle notes of oak compliment bold dark chocolate flavors to create a strongly flavored, yet sophisticated brew. Definitely not for those with a sweet tooth, this one is earthy and bitter and abominable.
Serving type: on-tap
04-30-2013 23:47:54 | More by hustlesworth
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4.66/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Great Divide Brewing Company - Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.
Look - Pours a thick viscosity dirty oil black with a nice sized mocha head that dissipates quickly. Good rings of lacing.
Smell - Molasses and chocolate. Roasted malt. Dash of hops. Slight peppery hints.
Taste - Rich and creamy chocolate and roasted molasses. Some bitterness from a small amount of hops. Nice faint peppery finish, not overbearing at all.
Mouthfeel - Heavy-bodied with medium carb. The pepper builds a bit as you drink it but it never gets extreme like some horrible pepper beers I have tried. Warm and boozy. Great drinkability.
Overall - Great brew, I love that they don't ruin it by overdoing the pepper. This is a carefully crafted and tasty as hell brew.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 16:09:59 | More by JMScowcroft
4.26/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Pitch black oil colored body topped with a espresso crema colored head. Tons of lacing persists as the head dies down.
S: Espresso, raw cacao nibs, and a hint of vanilla. A bit of alcohol booziness and fresh baked brownies. No hint of the cayenne in the nose.
T: Unsweetened chocolate, bitter coffee, and astringent oak. Reminiscent of a dark chocolate covered espresso bean. Deep roasted malt, fudge, and a slight spicy burn from the cayenne builds as it warms.
M: Medium bodied, with an astringent finish both from the oak and the malts. Great, but definitely an emphasis on the tannic characteristics of heavily roasted grain and oak.
O: Great beer. Oak and chocolate are definite players, but are nowhere near as prominent as I expected. Despite that fact, the base beer itself is great, and the bits of complementary flavor the oak and cocoa nibs round out the flavor nicely.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 04:19:23 | More by More_betterness
3.63/5 rDev -14%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Bottle says: Bottled on MAR 18 2014
A: The beer is as black as oil, with a dark brown head the color of chocolate milk. The head stands up nicely and leaves rings of lacing. The head has a very nice color to it. Quite impressive.
S: The scent coming from the glass doesn't travel very far so I have to get really close to smell anything. There's a slight spicy woody scent and it has a bit of roasted grain scent as well. Very faint aromas of both chocolate and coffee. It smells good but it is very very faint. The scent of hops and alcohol come out as the beer warms up.
T: Lots of roasted bitterness but not harshly bitter, just bitter like a mellow coffee. Bitter cocoa flavor and some charcoal at the back end of the tongue. Some earthy woody flavors, a bit spicy. I get some hop flavor and bitterness out of it as well. It's not a chocolate-forward flavored beer. The chocolate is more of a complementary ingredient to the beer. The roasted grain flavor and spicy earthy flavors seem to dominate more.
M: It's a rather bitter beer, but it doesn't linger too long on the palate. Good carbonation and a full body that finishes with a tad of astringency.
O: This is a really good imperial stout and it is enjoyable to drink. It has a great deal of bitterness but doesn't make it too difficult to drink. The focus of the flavor profile is on the beer itself and less on the supplementary ingredients like chocolate. The earthy flavors, whether from the oak alone, or in conjunction with the hops, overpowers the chocolate. If you enjoy regular or oak aged imperial stouts, this will be up your alley and I recommend it. If you are looking for a chocolate beer, this one is sure to bring you enjoyment, but will likely leave you wanting more chocolate. It is only a tease. I leave that to be your choice. I enjoyed the beer and while I do find it to be outstanding, I would probably seek out a different version of Yeti. The chocolate just wasn't present enough to warrant a name on the marquis, so to speak.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 16:51:25 | More by teromous
4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22oz bottle with a bottled on date of 3/18/14; into a pint glass.
Appearance - pours dark and thick like chocolate syrup. A huge, creamy brown head forms and leaves a ladder of lace!
Smell - cocoa, brownie mix, vanilla, oak and a hint of alcohol.
Taste - coffee, vanilla, cream and cayenne.
Feel - full and creamy body; the cayenne provides a very interesting and exciting bite, the bitterness from the chocolate adds an excellent touch and they both hide the 9.5% ABV!
Overall - GD does a great job with their Yeti series; so far, they all have a handful of unique differences that make them stand out!
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 18:01:23 | More by DenverHopHead
Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide Brewing Company
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